Can you really make money with direct sales?
There are HUNDREDS of different reasons the women on our team have joined Color Street. It usually starts out with some sort of financial need, whether big or small, but it is never JUST about the money.
An amazing direct sales coach who we love for our team, Shari McAllister, always says that "It's not about the money, it's about what the money can DO!" She's right. I've made some great income with Color Street and I absolutely am driven by helping my team do the same, but what really keeps me motivated is what that income has DONE for our family, and what I know it can do for my team.
When I was approached about Color Street, we had under $100 in the bank. I had another business that was mildly successful, but my husband, Josh, is a police officer. They barely make a living wage. Before that, he was in the Army. Again, barely a living wage. Those jobs fuel his soul, he LOVES talking to and helping people, so he keeps doing what he loves, and we always have managed somehow. BUT, no matter how much I worked or how many raises I got, no matter how many promotions or raises he got, we were never able to put a dent in our debt we'd built up from living paycheck to paycheck for our entire adult lives. We did not have $129 laying around to pay for me to start with Color Street, so I put it on a credit card.
Not only did I pay off that $129 IMMEDIATELY, but I've also been able to completely change my family's lives with JUST my Color Street income. BEFORE, we could pay bills, buy enough gas to not drive anywhere unnecessary, and budget for groceries so we had JUST enough food. There was never money left over. NOW, we are paying off debt instead of accruing more. We don't even have a grocery budget, but instead just get what we want, and almost EVERYTHING is organic. I got our family an annual Zoo membership, and it even covers more people than we need it to so we can bring friends! When we go, we always pay extra to feed the giraffes, pet the stingrays, ride the carrousel, get lunch, etc. I also recently got us an annual membership to the aquarium. Color Street has not just helped us keep our heads above water and release us from so much stress and financial anxiety, but it's allowed us to have EXTRAS, too! Money has changed from something that caused stress, to now something that RELIEVES stress!
We are able to have WEEKLY date nights, which has been SO SO SO GOOD for our marriage. I'm able to spoil myself with eyelash extensions every 2 weeks, and new hair color every 8 weeks. I used to go 6 months without so much as a TRIM, and use cheap box color on my hair because I couldn't even afford the "nice" box color. I finally am able to take care of myself how I've spent a DECADE dreaming about. We BOTH are! We can now afford a membership to an awesome gym, and recently also got a monthly massage membership. Josh has started his own gunsmithing business, using income from Color Street to purchase the equipment and tools he needed to start up. The money has allowed us to do things that make us feel GOOD! Confident! Happy!
Because of our tight budget before, and being 19 & 20 when we got married, we had never had a REAL vacation. We got married at the courthouse. Our honeymoon was at a local hotel for 2 days. It didn't matter, we were just so happy to be married and have a few days together before Josh's leave ended and he had to go back to training for deployment. We've traveled for friends' weddings, family gatherings, had little mini staycations wherever we lived, but never actually left and went on a true vacation. Last year, I earned our first vacation EVER through Color Street! There were many ways to earn points towards it, and 21 points put you on a free cruise. I earned a total of 40 points!!! I not only earned myself a free cruise, but I also earned an extra $300 to cover airfare, AND was able to pay the extra $750 to bring Josh because of my Color Street income!!! We had a REAL vacation, where we left the kids with family, went to a beautiful destination, and had nothing on our itinerary but relaxing and enjoying time together alone. It was AMAZING, and more real vacations are in our near future!
One of my FAVORITE things the extra income has done is give us the freedom and flexibility to bless others. Random acts of kindness, even something as simple as paying for the car behind us in the Starbucks drive through, weren’t really feasible before. We are free to do so much more now that we don’t have to stress about our own budget! And I’m SO inspired by leaders earning more than I am, who are able to give like NO ONE else! They don’t broadcast it, I only know because of personal conversations with them as friends or being witness to them doing things like leaving $100 tips for a coffee, but THAT motivates the crap out of me! Who wouldn’t LOVE to be able to do that?!
The income that this business can provide is really rewarding, but it's really all about the stability and experiences that income has provided to our family. I know this is just my story, but I am not alone in this experience. MANY of our top leaders were in this same boat with me...some of their stories include selling things from around their house to pay for their kit, or saving a half serving of spaghetti to feed their kids later even though an entire new box only cost $1, or even starting this business while living in their car and addicted to drugs because they knew this was their tool to turning their life around.
Few people realize how much is possible with direct sales. Sure, it's a great way to earn an extra $500/month, but the income potential is literally limitless. There are people earning 6 figures PER MONTH! It's a tool that can drastically change lives. And ANYONE can develop the skills to ROCK IT!
What is ONE way you could see YOUR life being changed by Color Street? If you started earning just an extra $1000 per month, what’s the FIRST thing you would use it for?